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Re: [gpsd-dev] PPS over USB

From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] PPS over USB
Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 16:58:34 -0500

On May 6, 2012, at 4:46 PM, "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Gary E. Miller <address@hidden>:
>> The 3 units we received were hand made engineering samples.  Not sure
>> what their production schedule is, or any USA [retail] vendor.
> They don't have one yet AFAIK.  That the last phase of my hack, which 
> I'll be working this week.  I have a friend at Amazon.

You have a friend at Amazon, I've run a storefront there for a good while now.

"When your item sells, Amazon collects the sales price and shipping costs from 
the buyer, deducts a referral fee of 6 to 25 percent of the sales price, a 
variable closing fee, and a per-item fee of $0.99."

Consumer electronics are 8%.   Assuming a $50 price, Amazon is going to pay you 
less than $45.

Note that you still have to stock it and ship it at this level.   Amazon is 
going to pay you $0.45 + $0.05/lb to do so.  You don't get to charge 'extra' 
for this, so you'll need to build
that into your price.

If you want Amazon to 'stock and fulfill', that costs more.  (Sell enough of 
them and they'll ask to bring it in-house.)   You'll pay for shelf space, 
inventory counts, and every 'pull'.

Is your $30 each a landed cost?  (import duties, import shipping, 
cost-of-captial, etc)  At what volume(s)?


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